ThinkComputers has an outstanding appreciation for QNAP’s network attached storage devices. We really liked the TS-109 Pro and TS-209 Pro II, and recommended highly the TS-409U rackmount unit. QNAP’s back with the TS-809 Pro, an eight bay tower NAS with dual Ethernet interfaces, five USB ports, and a serial and VGA port. This beast sports a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, plus a feature new to QNAP’s devices: PC-less installation. ThinkComputers has the review.
Storage device maker Synology introduced the DS-409+ a few months ago into a market filled with competitors. The NAS sector is booming right now as small businesses and even home users are realizing the benefits of a NAS: less power draw, persistent backup, media services, and compact units. The DS-409+, as the name alludes, is a business-class four-bay device ready to serve up a variety of protocols, services, and other devices to a network. ThinkComputers checks it out in this review.
ASUS is making a name for itself these days. Everyone knows about the ultrapopular EeePC netbooks, and ASUS has always been a top motherboard, video card, and sound card manufacturer. Let us not forget ASUS’s networking division and its excellent, inexpensive wireless routers. Our January 2007 review of the WL-500W was featured on the front page of Digg, and our March 2008 review of the WL-520GU had a lot of traffic, as well. ASUS submitted for review the RT-N15, a 300 Mbps 802.11n-capable unit featuring gigabit Ethernet, as well as green ports for power efficiency. ThinkComputers has the review.
Linksys’s WRT54G is a staple in the wireless router market. The WRT150N is the 802.11n successor to that well-known 802.11g router. In fact, the WRT150N is virtually the same as later revisions of the WRT54G, except with the addition of draft 802.11n compatibility, boosting wireless speeds up to 108 Mbps. Let’s see what this Wireless N Router can do as we check it out in this review.